Feteasca neagra N
Name of vine variety in France
Feteasca neagra
This variety is originally from Romania.
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In France, Feteasca neagra N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on list A2.

This variety is likewise listed in the Catalogue of Romania.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
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Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoots have a sparse cover of flat-lying hairs,
- green young leaves with bronze patches,
- shoots with red internodes or with red streaks,
- heart-shaped adult leaves, 5 or 7-lobed, with a U-shaped or brace-shaped petiolar sinus, open to very open; small to medium size teeth, straight sides, low to moderate anthocyanin pigmentation of veins, flat or slightly jagged leaf blade, slightly bubbled; the underside has a moderate cover of upright hairs and no flat-lying hairs,  
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 141 223 239 176 196 248 248 235 263
Allel 2 141 236 257 186 204 256 254 247 271
Bud burst: 5 days before Chasselas.Grape maturity: period I, 1 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Feteasca neagra N is a vigorous variety, fairly well adapted to drought and must be trellised and long pruned. Feteasca neagra N is moreover resistant to winter frost but sensitive to spring frosts due to its early bud burst.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Feteasca neagra N is not very susceptible to powdery mildew. It is however more sensitive to downy mildew and grey rot. 
Technological potential
Feteasca neagra N clusters are small and berries are moderate size. This grape variety has high sugar and acidity content and produces well-balanced, colorful and pleasant wines.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Feteasca neagra N clone carries the number 1168.
Bibliographic references
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages, P. Galet, 2000, Ed. Hachette, Paris.
- Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1902-1910, Ed. Masson, Paris.
Description of clones approved in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technical data
Clone number Origin Selection Fertility Production level Sugar content Potential color
Year approved Agronomic references Weight of grape clusters Vigor Total acidity Tannic structure
Growing surface area Size of berries Sensitivity to Botrytis Aromatic intensity Oenological aptitudes
1168  Gironde  INRA - IFV        
 2011  Gironde